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Students we met over lunch were a microcosm of the school’s ethos. Bright, articulate, patient and ambitious. Careers in medicine, veterinary science, dance and professional football beckoned. Impressive and a delight to talk to. No arrogance or entitlement, just pride in their school and gratitude for their opportunities. Diamonds are forever? On this basis it looks likely.

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What the school says...

Dame Allan’s Schools are a group of independent schools in Newcastle upon Tyne. The only establishment in the North East offering the ‘Diamond Structure’ of education, students receive the academic benefits of single-sex education aged 11-16 with the social advantages of co-education; and a the mixed-gender Sixth Form. The schools were founded in 1705 with the Girls’ School believed to be one of the oldest independent girls’ schools in the country.

Entrance examinations at Years 7 and 9 consist of: English, maths & non-VR followed by an interview. For Sixth Form: A minimum of 45 points at GCSE with emphasis on grades achieved in subjects to be pursued.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Since 2020, Will Scott. Background in Northern Ireland, boarder in Dublin and Edinburgh. Economics at St Andrews followed by six years in the Royal Navy. Time as a market trader in London failed to inspire. Experience working with young people in the navy and the City led to teaching economics, starting down the road at RGS. Spells in Bristol at Clifton College as head of faculty and house tutor, followed by St Lawrence College in Ramsgate as deputy head. Daughter an Allanian and a son at RGS (he ‘needed some space’). Enjoys cycling in various forms, sings in several choirs and gets creative in the kitchen. Bedside reading is Colm Tóibín, listens to The Rest is History podcast.

Arrived at Dame Allan’s in the midst of the pandemic. Proud of the...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

At a small charge to parents, Dame Allan's provides an excellent service for children with specific learning difficulties. Lessons take place on a mainly one to one basis throughout the entire Schools' age range. The School has its own Learning Support Department with a highly qualified member of staff as the learning support teacher.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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